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The Boston College Office of Residential Life and Facilities Services offer a number of exciting full-time and part-time positions between the months of May and September.

Applications for the 2014 Summer Staff will be available online beginning February 25. We urge you to read through both the position descriptions and contracts for you to determine which is best suited for you.

Contents
  1 General Information  
  2 Leadership Team  
  3 Application Process  
  4 Interview Process  
  5 Training  
  6 Important Dates  
  7 Position Descriptions  

General Information

You can choose from a variety of positions that vary in terms of responsibility and time requirements. Most require additional hours at certain times throughout the summer, depending on the schedule of activities of summer groups and conferences. The dates May 13–June 2 and July 21–July 28 will be especially busy, and those selected will put in extra hours during those times. However, there will be downtime at various points of the summer where it will all even out.

Most position contracts are from May 13–August 29 and include seven unpaid vacation days. Part of the compensation for most positions is free summer housing, which includes all the amenities of living on one of the most beautiful campuses in New England! Experience Boston at its best time of year without the stress of classes and student group commitments.

All staff will assist in end-of-academic-year and end-of-summer transition processes. Due to limited time available to prepare the halls for the Fall, you should expect to relocate during the summer, possibly three to four times.

Leadership Team

Those selected for most of the Summer Staff Coordinator positions will be part of the Leadership Team that helps keep the Boston College campus functioning during the summer months. Each Coordinator position holds a high level of responsibility and operational requirements. We hope this position provides each student with a real-world work environment in which to experiment and develop analytical and practical management skills.

Application Process

Please note that we receive many applications, and therefore not all applicants will receive an interview. Take care when completing the application and writing your essays. Seniors and graduate students are welcome to apply if they will be returning to Boston College for the Fall semester. Applicants who are currently abroad or planning to go abroad in the Fall should clearly state arrival or departure dates. Applications will be accepted from February 25 through March 19 at 5:00 p.m.

Should you have any questions, please email summer.staff@bc.edu.

You Must be a BC student to apply for any of these positions.

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Interview Process

Due to both a limited number of positions and interview times available, not all applicants will receive an interview. Candidates will be chosen based on both their application and information such as GPA, conduct records, and previous ResLife employment reviews. Please note: Previous employment by Residential Life does not guarantee a position or interview.

Those accepted for an interview will be notified on March 26 and will be able to select an interview time slot online. Interviews will take place in Trinity Chapel on Newton Campus Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4. Those who do not schedule an interview, arrive late, or miss their interview will not be considered for a position.

Students who are abroad may apply and are required to have a phone interview. You must be able to interview during one of the standard interview time slots, as no special interview times are available.

Staff Interviews

Staff interviews will be approximately 15 minutes in length.
Dress: Business Casual

Coordinator Interviews

Coordinator interviews are extremely limited and will be approximately 30 minutes in length. Those who interview for a Coordinator position are also considered for other staff positions.
Dress: Business

Training

This year's Summer Staff training is not currently scheduled. This training is mandatory, and you will not receive a position if you cannot attend training. Exceptions may be made for students currently abroad.

*Facilities Crew training is conducted on an alternate schedule. Those selected for these positions will be contacted by email.

Important Dates

February 26
  Info Sessions: Stayer Hall Lounge, 5:30 p.m.
February 25
  Application Opens
March 19th at 5:00 PM
  Application Closes
April 3 & 4
  Interview Dates
TBD   Mandatory Training*
Student Housing Coordinator

We are looking for a highly responsible student to assist in the supervision of the entire Summer RA staff, coordinate logistics for Summer student housing, create publicity materials, and provide leadership and motivation to the staff. This is wonderful leadership experience. The ideal candidate must be assertive, well-organized, and gifted in working with people, as they will be addressing student concerns within the Summer Housing process. Patience and a sense of humor are a must in this job. This position will likely begin mid-Spring semester in order to help recruit and train students. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

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Welcome Center Operations Coordinator

The Summer Guest House provides short-term housing for members of the BC Community, and the Summer Welcome Center is the heart of the Summer Housing & Conferences Program. The Welcome Center Coordinator is responsible for managing the 110 STM Welcome Center, answering calls and emails, and preparing keys and access cards for guests’ arrival. This position is also responsible for managing the Welcome Center Staff and will assist with check-in and guest-related duties when needed. Organization and attention to detail are a must. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

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Camp Coordinator

The Boston College Summer Housing & Conference Program hosts a number of large athletic camps throughout the Summer season. The Camp Coordinator is responsible for managing all communication with the various departments organizing the camps. It is also responsible for all guest placement, check-in, check-out, and any publishing necessary. This position must work closely with other staff to ensure that the proper services are provided to the camps. The Camp & Conference Coordinators are also responsible for managing the Front Desk Staff located across campus. Attention to detail and customer service skills are a must. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Sumer Housing.

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Conference Coordinator

The Boston College Summer Housing & Conference Program hosts dozens of high-profile conferences throughout the Summer season. The Conference Coordinator is responsible for managing all communication with the various departments organizing the conferences. It is also responsible for all guest placement, check-in, check-out, and any publishing necessary. This position must work closely with other staff to ensure that the proper services are provided to the conferences. The Camp & Conference Coordinators are also responsible for managing the Front Desk Staff located across campus. Attention to detail and customer service skills are a must. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

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Prep Crew Coordinators

We are looking for 2 leaders who will be able to manage a crew of 12 whose task it is to prepare the residence halls for conferences, camps, and student groups. Duties would include management of prep crew, maintaining inventory, and working closely with other Summer staff. Supervisory experience is recommended. Must have good driving record and be comfortable driving a large truck. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

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Finance Coordinator

The Finance Coordinator will manage the billing for all Summer groups, conferences, and students. Candidate should be extremely trustworthy, patient, willing to learn, organized, and with good interpersonal skills. Technology skills are helpful.  You will primarily be working autonomously; however, this position needs someone who communicates well with other staff, parents, students, and conference leaders. Proper phone etiquette is necessary. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

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Technology/Welcome Wagon Coordinator

Do you think you can be responsible for coordinating one of BC's greatest traditions? Do you like to work independently? Are you able to tell others what to do? We are looking for a student who will be able to lead a crew of 200 Welcome Wagon volunteers in assisting with First Year Move-in. Duties would include hiring and supervision of the Welcome Wagon staff, and coordination of the efforts associated with Move-in Weekend.  This position is also responsible for assisting the summer staff with any technology needs.  Must have great people skills, the ability to motivate, a good driving record, and comfort with driving a truck. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

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Welcome Center Staff

Do you like the idea of welcoming visitors to Boston College? We are searching for students to work at the Summer Welcome Center and serve a variety of guests who come to stay at BC. Duties include assisting with room check-in and maintaining guest records. A solid knowledge of Boston College and interest in people are a must. Previous customer service experience helpful. We are looking for both weekday and weekend coverage. This means that we have nearly full-time (30 hours) as well as part-time weekend positions available. If you are looking for just one job, or have another Summer job and are looking for additional weekend employment, this may be perfect for you. The Welcome Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. These positions pay hourly and include free Summer Housing.

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Summer Resident Assistants

Have you always wanted to be an RA but never had a chance to do so during the year? We are looking for students to serve as Summer Student Resident Assistants. The positions are very similar to academic-year positions. We are looking for responsible, mature, and organized students to serve as Resident Assistants. Although past RAs are encouraged to apply, you do not need prior RA experience to be considered for this position. This position has evening and weekend responsibilities, therefore enabling students to work at internships during the day if they so choose. These positions are unpaid, but do include free Summer Housing.

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Prep Crew

Work with a fun group of students whose job it is to prepare the rooms for conference guests this summer. Duties would include linen prep, occasional bellhopping (with tips!), bulletin board preparation in conference buildings, occasional assistance with check-in and check-outs during camps and/or conferences, and occasional light cleaning in unoccupied guest rooms. These jobs are busy the first month of the summer, but the workload eases up dramatically the second half. These are full-time positions that include time off for vacation (unpaid). They pay hourly and include free Summer Housing.

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Front Desk Staff

We are searching for students to work at the residence hall desks from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.This job also includes check-ins and check-outs during the afternoon on some days and weekends. Front Desk Staff help with evening check-in and are available to address any problems conference guests may have — from getting fresh towels to recommending a good local restaurant. Students may take classes and/or work during the day and fill these positions in the evening. On average, a FD staffer will work one night or day a week and one weekend shift a month, depending on students' schedules and the summer calender in exchange for free Summer housing. The positions start May 13 and will remain active until August 2 or until the end of your Summer residency. This means that if you choose to stay on campus after August 2, you must still be included in the duty schedule as a Summer RA. These positions are unpaid, but do include free Summer Housing in the form of a shared bedroom in either a suite or apartment.

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Office Staff

The Office of Residential Life is in need of a number of student staff to work in its main office, located in Maloney Hall. Duties include phone and email correspondence; filing; data entry; and other general office tasks. The main ResLife office is full of life in the Summer and offers great multi-tasking experience. These are full-time positions that include time off for vacation (unpaid). These positions pay hourly and include free Summer Housing.

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ResLife Facilities Crew

Residential Life needs help in preparing the residence hall rooms for Summer and Fall occupancy. The job will involve but is not limited to taking inventory, assessing and repairing furnishings, moving heavy furniture and supplies, taking delivery of large furniture replacement orders, and organizing large quantities of stock. Heavy lifting is a constant daily routine, requiring the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. If you can work in a fast-paced environment and are a team player and a self-starter who is willing to learn, this could be the job you need and want for the summer.These are full-time positions that include time off for vacation (unpaid). They pay hourly and include free Summer Housing.

Two Crew members will be chosen from the applicant pool to be the Facilities Crew Coordinators. These are full-time positions at the Coordinator level that include free Summer Housing.

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Facilities Inspectors

Boston College needs help in preparing the residence halls for Fall occupancy and Summer programs. A crew of responsible students is needed to help inspect rooms and process data. If you enjoy working with others and have a keen eye for detail, this is the job for you. This position offers great operations and facilities management experience. Facilities inspectors form a team reporting directly to the Manager of Quality Assurance, Facilities Services (FS) and indirectly to the Office of Residential Life (ORL). The primary responsibilities are the inspection of the residence halls and the collection/management of associated data. Secondary responsibilities include staffing the Data Center, the inspection/data processing of academic buildings & other campus areas, and assisting other FS & ORL Summer operations. The Facilities Inspector is compensated hourly; included is free Summer Housing.

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Facilities Inspections Coordinator

One Crew member will be chosen from the applicant pool to be the Facilities Inspections Coordinator. In addition to the Facilities Inspector's primary and secondary responsibilities, this Coordinator will have primary responsibilities that include coordinating schedules & staffing, periodic reporting responsibilities, and acting as the lead Facilities Inspector. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing. The Coordinator position is ideally suited for returning Facilities Inspector or Summer Conferences Staff and promises to be a rewarding professional experience.

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Facilities Painter/Laborer

The Carpentry/Paint Shop would like to request the help of two student helper/laborers this coming Summer to assist us with our Summer work load. The Painter/Laborer will report to the Foreman/Assistant Foreman of the Carpentry & Paint Shops. Primary responsibilities will be to assist the BC Painters in prepping and painting walls, clings, and other objects. Secondary responsibilities will be to assist the BC Carpenters with manual labor; some heavy lifting required. The Painter/Laborer is compensated hourly. This position does not include free Summer Housing. This position may apply to live in Summer Employee Housing.

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Facilities Grounds

Facilities Services needs help in preparing the Boston College grounds. More details to come. This position does not include free Summer Housing. This position may apply to live in Summer Employee Housing.

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